Knuckles the EchidnaRace- Echidna
Nationally- Angel Islander (JP) / Floating Islander (Western)
Height- 80.52 cm (2 Foot 8 inch) Approx [Source: In-game sprite]
First Apperance- Sonic The Hedgehog 3 (MD)- 1994
Creator- Takashi `Thomas` Yuda
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WesternKnuckles is the last reminding echidna and guardian of the Chaos Emeralds on the Floating Island. People thought the island only a fairytale until Dr Robotnik crashed on it with his Death Egg. When Knuckles found Robotnik, the evil scientist was able to convince Knuckles that he was a good guy and that the Evil Sonic was out to steal his Chaos Emeralds. When Sonic showed up, as Super Sonic, it seamed to Knuckles that it proved this point and Knuckles attacked Sonic to get the emeralds. He then used his knowledge of the islands traps and tricks to try and stop Sonic at every turn. After Robotnik took off in the new Death Egg, Knuckles believed all the invaders were off his island and he was able to relax, but little did he know that both Sonic and Robotnik were still their! On top of which, Someone else has invaded and threw a bomb at him! As Knuckles tracks this new invader and tries to stop Sonic from getting the Emeralds again, he finds out not only was it Robotnik that was behind the bomb, but Robotnik was after the Emeralds all the time!
Knuckles then teamed up with Sonic, on a number of times, while still not fully trusting Sonic as he still believed he was after the Emeralds. On one such time, he saw not only Sonic and Tails after the Emeralds but Nack the Weasel and Robotnik too! When Knuckles returned to the Floating island to over see the opening of the new theme park, Carnival Island, he found out that Robotnik had taken over and kidnapped all his friends from the Island. Knuckles has since then used most of his time to aid Sonic on his quest to stop Robotnik, but he keeps an eye out for any one that might put his emeralds at risk.
Knuckles has appeared in many of the Sonic games, well well as having both co-title credits (Sonic & Knuckles( and even having his own game (Chaotix, starring Knuckles). Knuckles has been playable quite often, first in 2-player mode on Sonic 3, his first 1-player playable status was more in Sonic & Knuckles, and then he has appeared as a playable character in Sonic Drift 2, Chaotix, Sonic Blast, Sonic Championship & Sonic R.
AsianAs the last surviving member of the lost civilization that once ruled the floating Angel island, Knuckles is the Guardian of the island and the Seven Chaos emeralds that rest in their altar. One day, the Emeralds rise from their pedestals & Knuckles is knocked out. When he wakes up, he finds he is a long away away from the altar. When he returns to it, Knuckles find out that the place is in ruins and the Emeralds are missing. He then sees the death Egg crashed in a near by lake and believes it is the egg of an ancient dragon that was said to bring ruin to the island. Knuckles begins to search for the missing Emeralds but instead finds a man who says he is Dr Eggman, a scientist that is doing research on the giant egg and that the evil Sonic the hedgehog, is trying to stop his study and steal the Chaos Emeralds. Knuckles falls for this and goes after both the Emeralds and the evil Sonic. After learning that Dr Eggman is in fact after his emeralds and the Giant egg is in fact his doomsday weapon, Knuckles teams up with Sonic to stop the Evil Doctor and save the island. However, he still doesn`t trust Sonic and when another set of emeralds are sent across the globe, he goes in search of them to stop the evil Sonic from getting his hands on them.
Months later, an earthquake triggered by the Master Emerald Pillar disrupts the sea floor and drags up a new island in the southern ocean. Within no time the Island has transformed from barren rock to a lush paradise and Knuckles takes an interest. Their, he finds ruins that seam to have a connection with the lost echidna civilization but soon finds Dr Eggman has his eyes on the island too, and has caputered a number of animals that would stand in his way. Knuckles turns up late but not too late to save Espio the Chameleon before he is frozen in Eggman`s Combo-combiner. Together, they enter the newtrogic High Zone and stop Eggman`s plans. Knuckles has gone on to help Sonic at times when he needs it, proving himself to be a good ally in the fight against Dr Eggman
Knuckles has appeared in many of the Sonic games, well well as having both co-title credits (Sonic & Knuckles( and even having his own game (Chaotix, starring Knuckles). Knuckles has been playable quite often, first in 2-player mode on Sonic 3, his first 1-player playable status was more in Sonic & Knuckles, and then he has appeared as a playable character in Sonic Drift 2, Chaotix, G Sonic, Sonic the Fighters & Sonic R.
Notes-* If you go via the Sonic Jam Profile (which seams correct) Knuckles` Strong Points are that he can dig Holes and Climb Cliffs which he spiked Knuckles & he has the ability to glide through the air, his weak point is girls (he`s a shy Guy), his likes are Fruit and Digging holes and he dislikes Strong sunshine.
* In Sonic Drift 2, Knuckles drives `The Tempest` Jeep